Test blueprinting is a vital piece of writing an excellent nursing exams for students. For students to be successful on the NCLEX, the nurse educator must prepare and give exams that genuinely assess the student learning at the level needed to pass the NCLEX exam. Test blueprints help in this process. Here are nine reasons…

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With many questions already developed and validated, having a process to align next generation questions to nationally recognized standards would be helpful. You may be questioning, “How should I approach writing NCLEX questions in the next generation format?” In her recently published white paper called White Paper: Higher-Cognitive Level Test Questions: A Starting Point for…

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We continue with Part 2 of how to write proper NCLEX answers and distractors to nursing exam questions. We review what not to include in distractors for multiple choice questions, as well as items to consider when authoring the answers and distractors.

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Often writing strong distractors take a lot of time to get them just right. The distractors strengthen the question and allow students who know the information to pick the correct answers and to succeed on the test. However, writing distractors for nursing NCLEX style questions is often just as hard or even harder than writing…

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I was excited to attend the NLN Education Summit 2018 last week in Chicago at the Hyatt Regency. There were over 1200 fellow nurse educators and administrators there all excited to learn more about nursing education and nursing trends. There were plenty of opportunities to learn with over 80 talks and 100 poster sessions. I…

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I know it takes forever to writing and revise good test question. It time consuming and tedious. I decided that there has to be an easier way to write good test questions. After being in the field of nursing education for over 35 years I realized I needed to take some action.  I did just…

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